Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival 2017
Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival 2017 is over for another year!
The magnificent Kidderminster Town Hall was again our setting for the 2017 festival featuring 54 beers plus 16 ciders and perries, soft drinks and a selection of wines (including locally produced wines and fruit wines). It's just a ten minute walk from Kidderminster railway station.
We went on a Beer Safari in a tour of interesting and unusual beers from nearby and farther afield. All beer styles will be there, from golden ales, rich and hoppy bitters, copper ales, full-flavoured IPAs culminating with dark mysterious porters and stouts. There were beer styles to suit everyone and all tastes!
The full festival beer list is available here> Festival 2017 Beer List Final
With a rich cider heritage in the area, we offered a selection from local producers displaying the marvellous range of flavours and styles being produced.
The full festival cider list is available here> Festival 2017 Cider List
There was also be a selection of wines including locally produced fragrant delicious grape wines to enjoy.
Entertainment on the Friday evening was by popular local bands The Murmur and Some Other Beings, each with a wide range of soulful and exciting musical styles. Saturday evening sees the return of The Ranters belting out their lively Irish music and songs.
Tutored tasting sessions for beer and for cider on the Saturday Afternoon at a cost of just £3. If you'd like to know a little more about the subtleties of beers and ciders why not sign up at the Tokens Stall?
2pm Cider Tasting
Seating and tables will be in the main hall - a relaxed festival with Hot Food and cold snacks available if required.
Designated Driver Scheme – Free admission and 2 soft drinks, no alcohol.
Children - Well-behaved children before 8pm accompanied by two family responsible adults in the main hall. Children's drinks will be available.
Festival opening times and Entry:
Entry is just £2, £3 on Friday evening after 5pm. Entry for CAMRA members is free for all sessions, but not the beer and you'd still need a festival glass within the Entrance package. Free re-admission on following days is also available for those that preserve their wrist bands intact. Souvenir glass £2 (refundable). Tickets can be pre-ordered here> Festival 2017 Tickets
Festival SponsorsOur appreciation and thanks go to the generous and supportive sponsors without whom the festival wouldn't be possible.
To visit any of our sponsors websites please click the logos below
The following local breweries have kindly sponsored casks of their fine ales
Charity Fund Raising
The festival charity is the Emily Jordan Foundation that prepares people with learning difficulties with the skills they need for employment [see their website for more detail on that by clicking the logo above]
The charity are running a raffle during the festival and prize donations are welcome.